Old Port Festival

Sunday, June 11, 2017  • 11am-5pm

Kick off summer in Maine at the 44th annual Old Port Festival! This family-friendly event is an outdoor celebration of music, art, and community in the heart of beautiful Downtown Portland.

Come one, come all and enjoy awesome live music, Maine-made arts and crafts, food from local businesses, kids’ activities, and more. As always, the Old Port Festival is a rain or shine event!

For the latest event updates, RSVP on Facebook. Be sure to invite your friends!


  • Kickoff Parade at 11am featuring Shoestring Theater, Circus Maine, and MAMMOTH Rock Chorus — The parade starts at the top of Exchange Street!
  • Live music & entertainment on four stages
  • Over 250 vendor booths with great food, fun gifts, arts & crafts and more
  • Children’s amusement rides & rock climbing wall
  • Casco Bay Eye Ferris Wheel (by DiMillo’s on the Water)
  • New this year: A smoke-free festival zone for the health of all!


Children’s Area (Post Office Park)

12pm — Mad Science of Maine
1pm — Portland Youth Dance
2pm — Circus Maine
3pm — Nevaeh Dance Circus
4pm — Drumming Circle: Positive Repercussions

WCLZ Stage (Fore & Silver Streets)

12pm — Hannah Damon and the Martell Sisters
1pm — Pete Kilpatrick Band
2pm — Amy Allen
3pm — Ghost of Paul Revere
4pm — Armies

Coast & WPOR Stage (Middle & Temple Streets)

12:30pm — Morgan Wallen
1:30pm — Midland
3pm — MUNA
4pm — Blue October

MAMM Stage (Commercial & Dana Streets)

12-12:30pm — MAMMOTH Rock Chorus | MAMMOTH Brass Band

12:30-1:30pm — GIRLS ROCK: Mad Dads | Chaotic Rotations | NYN | Pandamonium | Signed Anonymous

1:30-2:30pm — KIDS ROCK: Night Eyes | Escape The Stage | TBD | Gooder Grammar | Various Artists | Without Logic

2:30-3pm — THE Q97.9 ROCKS: Daniel Skye

3-4pm — MAMM SLAM: Yard Sail (2017 MAMM SLAMM Winners) | Spacehaven | The Asthmatic | Mikayla Gallows

4-5pm — TEENS ROCK: Sylvia Kane | Kid | Delayed Resolution | Rest Assured | One Night | Brick Brothers

Worried about driving or parking? Don’t be!

We’re delighted to announce that METRO is offering FREE rides on all routes for Summer Kickoff Weekend!

Hop on any METRO bus beginning at 4pm Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday — and your ride is free. How cool is that? Click here for schedules and info.